California’s vulnerabilities to petroleum price hikes

Ronald Stein
Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions, a technical staffing agency headquartered in Irvine

The following comments were shared with the California Energy Commission’s Petroleum Market Advisory Committee for the Wednesday September 13, 2017meeting regarding the upcoming report to the Energy Commission on California’s vulnerabilities to petroleum price hikes: California already has numerous reasons for their cost of fuels being higher the rest of the country, such as: California fuel […]

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Legislators continue to drive up the cost of fuels

Ronald Stein
Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions, a technical staffing agency headquartered in Irvine

The concept of reducing our emissions is correct, but show me some progress! Cap and Trade has been a revenue generator for the State since 2006. It has raised over $7 billion for the State, but after 10 years since AB 32 was signed into law in 2006, according to the California Energy Commission, has yet […]

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Legislators Should Know California Fuel Facts Before Making Laws

Ronald Stein
Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions, a technical staffing agency headquartered in Irvine

As the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) reports, there are no easy answers to our complex energy challenges for the future, as we need more than “green” electricity, we need replacements for hundreds of thousands of fossil fuel products that contribute to modern civilizations’ industries and infrastructures.  If there was a silver bullet answer to the […]

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California’s priority challenges

Ronald Stein
Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions, a technical staffing agency headquartered in Irvine

It’s hard to understand the time and efforts being extended on the subject of “sanctuary” and the use of public monies to fund protection of illegals when California has many other challenges on its plate such as our growing population of the financially challenged that includes: 1) nearly 25% of Californians 38 million live below […]

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Fossil fuels are the economic powerhouse of California

Ronald Stein
Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions, a technical staffing agency headquartered in Irvine

The development of the internal combustion engine at the beginning of the 20th century, combined with the introduction of mass-produced affordable vehicles, got people moving on an unprecedented scale — and we haven’t looked back since. Fossil fuels and related chemicals and by-products have revolutionized our infrastructure and dramatically improved our quality of life. California […]

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Infrastructure Report Card: The Continued Importance of Conventional Fuels

Ronald Stein
Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions, a technical staffing agency headquartered in Irvine

The American Society of Civil Engineers recognized oil as an element of “infrastructure” in California in its 2016 Infrastructure Report Card. That report card clearly documents the fact that there are no easy answers to our complex energy and transportation challenges for the future. Fossil fuel permeates every aspect of our daily lives. It has driven an […]

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Position of Power

Ronald Stein
Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions, a technical staffing agency headquartered in Irvine

Energy permeates every aspect of our daily lives. It has driven an exponential increase in human numbers and civilization from the horse-and-buggy days. It enables us to easily get to work, school and medical facilities as well as the freedom to travel for family and recreational purposes. It supports the quality of life Californians take for granted. […]

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Fuel Mandates Will Drive Costs

Ronald Stein
Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions, a technical staffing agency headquartered in Irvine

According to many barometers, the California economy is recovering. Our challenge now is to ensure that we address our challenges logically, to keep the economy robust. One of those challenges comes in the form of climate change policies currently being considered by the California Legislature. The “emissions crusade” that started in 2006 when AB32 the […]

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Proposed Oil Tax on the Wrong Side of Legislative History

Ronald Stein
Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions, a technical staffing agency headquartered in Irvine

There they go again.  Despite repeated defeats in the state legislature and at the ballot box, the tax-and-spenders are once more attempting to damage California’s economy and kill California jobs with an oil extraction tax, also known as a severance tax. SB 241 (Evans) is pretty much a re-run of previous failed bills and ballot […]

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